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Act of bravery recognised by GMFRS

THE outstanding bravery of a young man who risked his life to save a pensioner has been recognised and rewarded by a fire chief.


Will Edwards from Wrexham saved 73-year-old Anne Wade from a burning car on the M60 motorway in December 2015.

He was invited into Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) Headquarters to receive accolades from County Fire Officer Peter O’Reilly on May 9.

The certificate from the Society for the Protection of Life from Fire was presented along with a medal from Her Majesty the Queen.

Will, who now works as a retained firefighter for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, has previously received recognition from GMFRS and The Pride of Britain Awards.

Speaking about his recent trip to Fire Service Headquarters, Will said: “It was lovely coming here, I lived in Greater Manchester for three years and it’s a place I’m very familiar and fond of. It was great to see the chief and other members of senior leadership team again. I never imagined I’d receive an award like this, it’s fantastic”.


Will hopes to one day move back to Greater Manchester to become a firefighter with GMFRS so he can continue to save lives and serve the community. 

Last update: 10/05/2017 15:27:28
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